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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. So, a story popped up on Variety this morning announcing that Dreamworks has nabbed the rights to do-up famous anime GHOST IN THE SHELL as a live action (and 3D) feature film.

The interesting part is that it was Spielberg himself who spearheaded the acquisition.

Avi and Ari Arad are attached to produce and took the project around, where it found its way to Spielberg who urged it to be brought into the fold at Dreamworks.

The plan is indeed to make it a 3D film, live action and STREET KINGS' Jamie Moss is attached to script the adaptation. No word yet on director.

All I can say is hurray!

Now all my thoughts turn to casting. Who would best fill the Major's bustier? Michelle Ryan perhaps? *drools*

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Michelle Ryan? Are you fucking mad?

All I can say is, it will be shit. That is all. :)

Sorry, I can't hear you. I'm too busy thinking about Michelle Ryan('s boobs.)

EDIT: And in 3-D as well! This truly is a magnificent time to be alive!!

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I never thought of the Major being particularly busty anyway? She's athletic, with firm not big/not small boobs. :)

I'd always go for someone Japanese anyway. It just wouldn't be right with a westerner... Batou, and some of the others on the other hand could be played by Americans.

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I never thought of the Major being particularly busty anyway? She's athletic, with firm not big/not small boobs. :)

That depends on whether you're reading the manga, watching the movies or the Stand Alone Complex TV series. They get bigger with each iteration.

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I really hope they don't fuck this one up.

Me too. Ghost in the Shell is probably my favourite fictional universe ever.

If they wanted to Westernise the story they might as well set it in London as it's got more in common with the original Tokyo setting than any American city does - an island nation, thriving metropolis, capital city, seat of government, similar political structure.

But then again it will probably be turned into Dumb Action Movie No. 57.

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Hahaha, this will be shit. As long as it keeps Masamune Shirow (my favourite pornographer) rolling in money though, I'm all for it.

It'll be worth it for the subversion factor alone.

Anyway, they should get Anne Hathaway as the Major, and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as Batou. That would own, right?

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I'm pretty sure the films are set in Hong Kong.

Then you would be wrong. Its Japan, even all the characters have Japanese names.

To be honest I find this really bad news, knowing Spielberg it will be relocated to the US, the story being changed completely and it have little to no resemblance to the Japanese anime, see Transformers. Im not saying it wont be good as it probably will be at least half decent, but it wont be anything like Oshii's masterpieces :rolleyes:

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The parade part of Innocence didn't look very Japanese, but that's all that springs to mind.

Also, whilst the characters are most definitely Japanese and part of the Japanese government, having Japanese names doesn't guarantee anything. Asuka from NGE is German after all. <_<

Edit: Hmm, I just read that the locations in the original are all Japan, but all the signs are in Chinese. Bonkers.

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The parade part of Innocence didn't look very Japanese, but that's all that springs to mind.

Also, whilst the characters are most definitely Japanese and part of the Japanese government, having Japanese names doesn't guarantee anything. Asuka from NGE is German after all. <_<

Edit: Hmm, I just read that the locations in the original are all Japan, but all the signs are in Chinese. Bonkers.

Well it could be chinatown in Tokyo, also remember that Kanji is made up of chinese characters (with different meanings) so the signs might be in japanese anyway.

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